IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1414: More Myths of the Crusades: A Follow up to Seven Myths of the Crusade - A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades
Organiser:Andrew Holt, Department of History, Florida State College at Jacksonville
Moderator/Chair:Andrew Holt, Department of History, Florida State College at Jacksonville
Abstract

As a follow up to the 2015 book Seven Myths of the Crusades, five crusade historians, including junior, mid-level, and senior scholars, will come together to discuss additional modern myths about the medieval crusades. Among the topics that will be considered are the ‘younger sons’ thesis, crusading and colonialism, anti-crusade sentiment among Greeks in the late Byzantine and post Byzantine periods, the mislabeling of the residents of the crusader states as ‘crusaders’, and myths related to idea of the knight crusader.

Participants include Alfred Andrea (University of Vermont), Natasha Ruth Hodgson (Nottingham Trent University), Alan V. Murray (University of Leeds), and Aphrodite Papayianni (Birkbeck, University of London).